Introduction to Mineral Wells, Texas
Mineral Wells, Texas, in Palo Pinto county, is 46 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas. The city has a population of 16,946.
Mineral Wells History
The area now known as Mineral Wells was first settled in the late 1870s. James Alvis Lynch and his family were the early settlers. The Lynch family drilled a well in the city in the summer of 1880. Though the water tasted funny in the beginning, the family soon realized that the water had medicinal powers. In fact, Mineral Wells was so named because of its mineral springs. The town of Mineral Wells was established in the fall of 1881, and Mr. Lynch became the first mayor.
Mineral Wells and nearby Attractions
- Lake Mineral Wells State Park
- Palo Pinto Museum
- Possum Kingdom State Park
- Fort Richardson State Historical Park
- Pate Museum of Transportation
- Fort Worth Zoo
Things To Do In Mineral Wells
Mineral Wells is home to Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Visitors can also spend their leisure hours at Elmhurst Park, Lion Park, and Little Rock School House Museum. The city boasts of a number of churches including Pentecostal Church of God, Assembly of God in Christ Holiness Church, and Saint Mark Lutheran Church. The Possum Kingdom State Park and Palo Pinto Museum are also worth visiting.
Mineral Wells Transportation
Air transportation is available from Fort Worth NAS JRB/ Carswell Field Airport.
Mineral Wells Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Tarleton State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, and Tarrant County College.